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There’s no question anymore: Mike McCarthy is one of the best coaches in the NFL today.
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is like a member of your family. You love the guy to death, but every once in a while he makes you want to slam your head into a wall.
That said, I’m not here to talk about the bad in regards to McCarthy. Every coach has their flaws and McCarthy is no different. Instead, I’m here to do something for him that is rarely done outside the state of Wisconsin and/or the Packer fan base.
I’m giving McCarthy some credit. He’s one the best coaches in the NFL and no one talks about him on a national scope. He (along with general manager Ted Thompson) has helped build one of, if not the best, model franchises in the National Football League. The last three seasons he has won a Super Bowl with a badly depleted roster, won his first 13 games in the following season and this year has another injury riddled team in position to win another Super Bowl.
Yet when it ...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In this week's meeting with the media, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked about facing the Minnesota Vikings this weekend, getting Jordy Nelson back, his level of trust in the team's running backs, and more.
Five question-and-answer highlights:
1. What is the locker-room mentality right now heading into the final regular-season game?
GREEN BAY, Wis. Aaron Rodgers grew up watching Steve Young scramble, stay alive in the pocket and connect on throws downfield several seconds after most NFL quarterbacks would have thrown the ball away. That is how Rodgers believes the position is best played, and it's worked well enough for him to result in a Super Bowl championship and a Most Valuable Player award before the...
GREEN BAY -- Three Packers have been selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl: quarterback Aaron Rodgers, linebacker Clay Matthews and center Jeff Saturday.
Rodgers, being named to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career, will be the starter for the NFC for the second consecutive year. Matthews and Saturday will both begin the game on the bench.
Rodgers, the league's reigning Most...
Aaron Rodgers has proven himself as a passer, but the Vikings are particularly impressed with his ability to move around, both in the pocket and outside, creating a lot of problems for the defenders in coverage.
Rodgers and Matthews are becoming Pro Bowl perennials. Rodgers will start for the NFC
The NFL Pro Bowl rosters were announced on December 26th and among them were three Green Bay Packers who were voted in outright. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, linebacker Clay Matthews and center Jeff Saturday will represent the Packers at this year’s contest. Here is a look at each and what...
This season’s MVP debate has dwindled down to a two-man race in recent weeks. Peyton Manning‘s rebirth in Denver and Adrian Peterson‘s medical miracle with the Vikings have taken center stage and appear to be the only contenders remaining — at least, that’s the idea floating around the NFL. The league’s reigning MVP might have something to say about that, though.
After last season’s finish for the Packers, playing well at the end of the season has become a theme for 2012. Can Aaron Rodgers deliver? Signs are at least pointing upward. Matt Tevsh takes a look at his history closing out seasons, including comments this week from his coaches.
How have the Vikings gone from 3-13 to fighting for a playoff spot? Look no further than Antonio Winfield, who coach Mike McCarthy called one of his favorite players on another team and Aaron Rodgers called "probably the toughest pound-for-pound guy in the league."
Position coach Jerry Fontenot has helped Jermichael Finley get back on track after a disappointing first nine games to the season. With Fontenot making things more fun, Finley has become a go-to weapon and regained the trust of Aaron Rodgers.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Regular-season NFL games don't get any bigger than Sunday's regular-season finale when the Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers.
In the biggest game for Minnesota since the 2010 season-opener, the stakes are high with playoff positioning on the line for both teams. There's also the side story of Adrian Peterson's chase for the single...
NASHVILLE A steady and chilling rain fell straight down Friday afternoon on the Vanderbilt football team. The Commodores were prepping in their own stadium for a bowl game just a short cab uh, bus ride away.
As practice closed, a sense of exuberance mixed with confidence seemed to possess these Commodores. Call it history already made and even more possibly to come for a team...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. With the top seed in the NFC clinched last year, the Green Bay Packers entered their final regular-season game sitting several star players like MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, cornerback Charles Woodson, linebacker Clay Matthews and receiver Greg Jennings.
Two weeks later, Green Bay lost its first playoff game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants...
Green Bay Packers (11-4) at Minnesota Vikings (9-6)
There are many reasons to like the Vikings here. They’ve played great football at home, going 6-1 with wins over San Francisco and Chicago, as opposed to 3-4 on the road. They played the Packers tight a few weeks back and that was in Green Bay. They’re also playing very good football right now, winning 3 in a row since that...
The Packers had just three players selected to the all-star team, including benched center Jeff Saturday. The others: Aaron Rodgers, who will start at quarterback, and Clay Matthews, who has missed a quarter of the season.